Just had to bump this out of mothballs:
Too bad I went offline last night lol.
The whole in a street fight x because they are rules in MMA is such a load of crap.
Seagal would get eaten alive by any modern well rounded MMA pratitioner today. In a cage, in a ring, on the street, drunk in a bar.....anywhere. Seagal is a joke....
I hate the attitude that Aikido pratitioners know all these secrettechniques that are not legal in MMA, therefore they can beat MMA practitioners in street fights.
A mentally retarded 12 year old can eye gouge(I have a friend that did when we were in primary school) and the same goes for small joint manipulation. Theres no secret art to breaking someones fingers.
I aint an Aikido hater.....my Uncle has done it for years and I have great respect for him. But these secret martial arts techniques that they only teach to 18th degree black belts because they are so 'dangerous' are a load of shite.
SO agreed. Sometimes I think Aikido trains people in the art of making excuses and waffles, since that's ALL they do when told to put up or shut up.
"Wouldn't wanna hurt ya, my hands are deadly weapons." Yeah, I never heard THAT one before.
"The rules outlaw it." Wanna be specific? Dirty fighting isn't skill-- that's why it's CALLED "dirty fighting," i.e. it's stuff that ANYONE could do and requires no real skill. And it's also not that useful against a determined opponent, since bending fingers back might cause permanent bursitis but won't impair function during.
Seagal just isn't a real fighter or martial artist, he's a fantasy-figher and BULLSQUIRT-artist. Unfortunately, these are the types that attract most gullible and unintelligent groupies to sing their praises and polish their donuts-- and the less of a clue they have, the more shrill their song and dance.
In all, people who claim that Seagal could perform in a ring, are simply talking out the wrong end-- because all the evidence PROVES the oppposite conclusion by any sound logic. They're simply fools.
Seagal claims to be a Special Forces agent for the US government, which I also resent, because those people are heroes that undergo grueling training and conditions and risks for OUR safety-- and they are GREATLY underpaid for it, but they endure it FOR US. So we owe THEM the favor in kind, to slap down a-holes like Seagal, who wanna talk tough by grabbing credit from the REAL heroes, and then hide behind the camera-- and their mommy's skirt, when challenged to PROVE their claims.
Until I see Seagal in a real fight, then it must be taken as PROVED that he'd be a snowball in hell.